ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Jan 30 05:21:31 UTC 2007
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:38:54 +0800 "Michael T. Richter"
<ttmrichter at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Mon, 2007-29-01 at 18:24 -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> > That is not the friendliest response you could have given.
>> > The package he was interested in is part of the 'universe'
>> > repository.
>> Thank you for the feedback. Now I remember why I rarely try to answer
>> questions here anymore.
>Being friendly and helpful is hard work?
No. Answering a question and then getting nitpicked for not having
answered in the way that someone thought I should have is really annoying.
The OP asked which Debian binary should I install. I answered it's better
to build from source because binary compatibility is not guaranteed. IMO a
perfectly reasonable response to the question asked.
Someone else complains I didn't look to see if it was packaged for Ubuntu.
Fundamentally it was a complaint that I didn't do enough free work for his
tastes (that's what wasn't nice). whining about work I do for free makes
me inclined to do less of it, not more.
If you want a thoroughly researched response that includes not only the
answer to the question you asked, but also to the questions you should have
asked, then hire me as a consultant.
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